Leader Blues

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

OBITUARIES

JOHNNIE SUE EDMONDSON

Johnnie Sue Edmondson, 38, of Jacksonville, earned her wings early Jan. 9. After years of pain and suffering, she will hurt no more.
Johnnie Sue gave true meaning to the words “determination” and “will” – exceeding every life expectation given her. She will truly be missed by those whose life she had touched along the way. She was preceded in death by her father, Johnny Edmondson, her grandfathers, Tilmon Edmondson and Leon Sullivan.
She is survived by her mother, and step-father, Gwen and Mike Turpin of Jacksonville, her brother and sister-in-law, Greg and Staci Edmondson of Cabot, her maternal grandmother, Ruby Sullivan, her paternal grandmother, Louise Edmondson, two nieces, Sydne Squires and Mackie Edmondson, and one nephew, Drew Squires.
The family would like to express its gratitude to the staff at Arkadelphia Human Development Center for their years of love, concern and care.
They would also like to thank all the special nurses and CNA’S at Arkansas Hospice. They are all truly special people — Adrian, Cindy and Casey, and extra thanks to Nurse Cheryl Fite who gave special loving care.
There will be a graveside service held at 2 p.m. today at Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Jacksonville with her uncle, Dr. Ted Edmond-son officiating.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you please donate to Arkansas Hospice so that others may continue to receive the wonderful care our family witnessed first hand.

MORENE STROUD

Morene Stroud, 79, of Conway passed away Jan. 8. She is survived by her husband, Gerald Stroud; two sons, Jerry Stroud and his wife Patty of Mayflower and Terry Stroud and his wife Janette of Conway; two sisters, Betty Evans and Eathel Howard of Lonoke; two grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Graveside Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Lonoke Cemetery, arrangements by Boyd Funeral Home, Lonoke.

WILLIAM HENDERSON

William Nathan Henderson, 76, died on Jan. 1.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn, daughter Deborah and son Kip.
He is also survived by his children’s mother Velma, five step-daughters and a host of other family and friends.
Service will held at 11 a.m. today with church visitation prior to the service at the LDS chapel in Jacksonville. Burial will follow at Griffin-Leggett Rest Memorial Park in North Little Rock.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any charity.

PATRICIA BREESE

Patricia Louise Breese, 62, of Ward, passed away Jan. 6. Born June 5, 1943 in Havana, Ill., to the late Ralph and Winnifred Daw-son.
Also preceding her in death is a grandson, Joshua; a granddaughter, Talauna; and one sister Ada.
Survivors include her husband, Clarence Breese of the home; five daughters, Melissa Yaeger, of Cabot, Launa Pratt of Ward, Rebecca Breese of Georgia, Karen Specketer of Williamsburg, Ill., and Kathy Welch of Ward; Seven grandchildren, Michael, Rachael, Zach, Timberlee, Curtis, Christo-pher and Eric; two great-grandchildren, Logan and Skylar; three brothers, Ron, Richard and Virgil; and two sisters, Judy and Florence.
A wake memorial service will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. today at No. 15 Deer Run Drive in Ward.
Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.

BILLY MCCURLEY

Billy Earl McCurley, 37, of Little Rock, passed away Jan. 3. He was preceded in death by parents, Billy and Judy McCurley.
Survivors include sister, Shelly Dillman, and brother, Mike McCurley.
A memorial services was Sunday at Christ Worship Center in Cabot.
Arrangements were by Thomas Funeral Service in Cabot.